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'Amir b. Muslim al-'Abdi

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'Amir b. Muslim al-'Abdi
Darih of Imam al-Husayn & the grave of martyrs of Karbala.jpg
Full Name 'Amir b. Muslim al-'Abdi
Lineage Abd al-Qays Family
Death/Martyrdom 61/680
Burial Place The Holy Shrine of Imam al-Husayn (a)

ʿĀmir b. Muslim al-ʿAbdī (Arabic:عامِر بن مُسلِم العَبدي) (d. 61/680) was among the companions of Imam al-Husayn (a) who was martyred in the Battle of Karbala.

His Name and Lineage

'Amir was son of Muslim from the families of 'Abd al-Qays. According to Mamaqani, Muslim was martyred in the army of Imam Ali (a) in the Battle of Siffin. Some have mentioned that his lineage reached 'Umayra b. Asad. Some contemporary scholars say that, "He was Sa'di and from among the children of Hasan b. Shurayh b. Sa'd." Some others believe that both titles of al-'Abdi and al-Sa'di are descendants of 'Adnan.

Al-Shaykh al-Tusi has mentioned him among the companions of Imam al-Husayn (a) and considers him unknown.

In the Battle of Karbala

'Amir was from Basra who joined Imam al-Husayn (a) in Mecca together with his servant Salim the servant of 'Amir b. Muslim and Yazid b. Thubayt al-'Abdi. On the Day of 'Ashura, he was martyred in the first attack. His name has been mentioned in the Ziyara al-Shuhada and Ziyara Rajabiyya of Imam al-Husayn (a).